Zimbabwean Women are Remembering Oliver Mtukudzi Through Dhuku4Tuku
Today Zimbabwean women are dressed in black and madhuku to pay tribute to the late Afro-jazz legend.
Two days ago, the world lost one the greatest musicians that Zimbabwe has ever produced - and they've produced some insanely musically gifted individuals over the decades. Oliver Mtukudzi, aged 66, succumbed to a long illness and went on to join his dear friend and fellow jazz legend, Hugh Masekela, who also passed away exactly a year prior to Mtukudzi.
As soon as the news of Mtukudzi's death was confirmed, tributes from many Zimbabweans, Africans and the world alike, began pouring in.
The musician produced over 60 albums over the four decades of his music career. He worked with the likes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Hugh Masekela,Ringo Madlingozi and others. Neria, is perhaps his most internationally well-known record. Not only was Mtukudzi a brilliant musician, he was a philanthropist and activist particularly for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Today, Zimbabwean women have, as a collective, decided to honor the man whose music raised them and gave them a perpetual message of hope through #dhuku4tuku. Most of the women are clad in all-black and are donning madhuku, also known as headwraps, and sharing their heartfelt memories on social media of 'Tuku' and the legacy he leaves behind.
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